A Collect for the Willingness to Repent

Spirit of the Lord, source of all wisdom and understanding, give us willing hearts that do not resist your call to repentance, that we would receive forgiveness for our sins and would do all that is necessary to turn towards you and follow your ways, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who reigns in perpetual glory with you and the Father, one God of love and perfect goodness. Amen.
“John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” – Mark 1:4